Many photographers have incorporated their personal life into their work, like Nan Goldin throughout her entire career, Nobuyoshi Araki with his series Sentimental Journey (a diary of his life with his wife until her death of ovarian cancer), or Christopher Anderson with his book Son (an intimate reflection of family life). As an artist, it seems natural to draw inspiration from your immediate surroundings - therefore, your loved ones sometimes become your subjects.
To me, documenting my own relationship is also a cure against inaction, or even laziness. Not always having a big project to work on doesn’t mean I should stop taking pictures - for my own sanity, and in order to keep improving my photography skills, it is actually very important that I stay inspired, creative and productive no matter what. In addition, this diary helps me to remember precious moments, that might otherwise slowly fade away. But more important, it allows me to work on an universal theme in a genuine and (positively) vulnerable way.
TMMT stands for my lover’s initials and mine combined.